ATHENS — ESPN released its “Football Power Index” for 2021, otherwise known as “FPI,” and certainly not everyone agrees.
Per its definition, the FPI is used to measure team strength and forecast games.
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Most Georgia fans would agree, based on the fact the Bulldogs figure to have one of the top offenses in the nation with JT Daniels at quarterback and offensive coordinator Todd Monken at the controls of a bona fide Air Raid attack.
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The Bulldogs, however, are projected by ESPN’s FPI formula to have a projected regular-season record of 9.5-3.2, with less than a one percent chance (0.9) of going undefeated.
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ESPN FPI Odds for Georgia:
To win theSEC East Division at 69.2 percent (Florida is second at 17.2 percent)
To win the SEC Championship Game, 22.9 percent
To make the College Football Playoff, 17. 2
To make the CFP Championship Game, 6.5
To win the CFP Championship Game, 2.2
Here’s a look at where each of Georgia’s 2021 opponents are ranked per the ESPN FPI, which includes predicted offensive, defensive and special teams numbers:
Sept. 4 Clemson, No. 3
Sept. 11 vs. UAB, No. 58
Sept. 18 vs. South Carolina, No. 68
Sept. 25 at Vanderbilt, No. 93
Oct. 2 vs. Arkansas, No. 29
Oct. 9 at Auburn, No. 16
Oct. 16 vs. Kentucky, No. 39
Oct. 30 vs. Florida, No .14
Nov. 6 vs. Missouri, No. 34
Nov. 13 at Tennessee, No. 48
Nov. 20 vs. Charleston Southern, FCS
Nov. 27 at Georgia Tech, No. 61